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Big Little Lies S01E04 “Push Comes to Shove”

We still don’t know who was murdered.

Madeline’s husband, Ed, acts like more of an aspergery beta-male (not there there’s anything wrong with being aspergery), and we find out that Madeline has a thing for the director of the community theater who is conventionally better looking than Ed and has a cool self-actualizing job.

More scenes of Jane using a gun, but that’s so obviously a red herring. Ed is the killer because of beta-male rage.

Meanwhile Celeste acts as a lawyer to protect the production of Avenue Q from being shut down by the mayor and the bitchy Renata. Celeste realizes she hates being just a housewife, she wants to go back to being a lawyer. It turns out that Betty Friedan was right! But she’s afraid to tell her husband, Perry (who is the same guy who played the vampire Eric Northman in True Blood) because she knows he will beat the crap out of her, so instead she tells her marriage counselor without Perry being present.

The writers of the show hint that actually it’s Ziggy who is being bullied, verbally, by someone else. I bet that the someone else is Amabella, the bitchy daughter of the bitchy Renata. And this is probably a red herring, because Ed is the real killer because of beta-male rage.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 14, 2017 at 12:32 am

Posted in Television

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  1. I don’t see beta male rage as being a likely possibility because he has what has to be a high paying job given their house and more importantly, he has a hot wife. The actor that plays the beta male programmer, Adam Scott, is quite good. He had a guest role in Veronica Mars (stupid name but one of the top five television series of all time and worthy of a Lion review on account of its many non PC elements) and then appeared as a lead in the comedy series Party Down (by the same creator as Veronica Mars and the funniest comedy since Arrested Development) where he did his best work.


    March 14, 2017 at 1:48 am

    • How do you mention Adam Scott without mentioning he was on Parks & Recreation for 5 years?


      March 14, 2017 at 11:04 am

      • I never watched that show. Never even really heard of it.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 14, 2017 at 11:08 am

      • Generic network sitcom. Poor man’s “The Office”. Not a notable aspect of his career when discussing his artistic talent, though I’m sure it earned him a lot of money.


        March 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

  2. The rapist/dad is one of the husbands?

    Dave Pinsen

    March 14, 2017 at 7:17 am

    • I assumed the father was Alexander Skarsgård’s character since he’s in to rough sex and the one night stand was rough sex too. But maybe they are going to throw us for a loop and it will be Witherspoon’s ex who is married to the mulatto girl. He seems kind of dickish too.


      March 14, 2017 at 8:05 pm

  3. I’m enjoying this show much more than I would have expected. Granted, I like wealth porn (all those insane houses) and the MILFs are a delight. The murder mystery is the least interesting part of the series. Honestly, I think it detracts from the interesting female interplay.

    Of course, over at Vulture they are delighting in the horrible, horrible whiteness of the women.

    This implicit white eliminationism really is everywhere in pop culture writing.


    March 14, 2017 at 10:01 am

  4. when are you going to review Brotherhood? It’s about proles. It is the show that got me interested in HBD and immigration

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 14, 2017 at 10:09 am

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